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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Community: Together In Mission 2014

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News A tremendous “thank you” from the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Community hearts, to all the families who so generously donated to the 2013 Together In Mission campaign. The church extends its congratulations, for reaching the goal of $74,657 and even passed it! The additional funds will be returned to the parish for use in its ministries and are not subject to Archdiocese assessment which is a big advantage for the church. The church is blessed to have 350 families donate to this wonderful outreach within the Archdiocese.The theme of the Together In Mission campaign for 2014 is “love your neighbor.” It seems to totally embrace the teachings of Pope Francis. Each one of its parishioners can simply say yes to help its neighboring parishes and schools in this way. Everyone can donate, the size of the donation is not the most important thing. It shows that everyone do care about helping others. Due to various financial circumstances, the church had 200 fewer families participate these past two years. This year, everyone is praying that more families feel God calling them to participate, and do it with their heart.For the parishioners that generously donated last year to the Together In Mission campaign, they will receive a letter asking that they donate again this year. Please respond with a generous pledge to support the ministries, programs and services provided by the parishes and schools that receive these funds. Kindly indicate Assumption Church as your parish on this pledge form. Those parishioners who have not donated in the past will have a wonderful opportunity to do so on the weekend of February 22nd and 23rd when the church will have its in-pew solicitation. Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will give a heartfelt welcome to one of its own parishioners, Meg Samaniego, who is the Principal at St. Bernard’s School in Glassell Park, which is dependent on these funds to provide children with a Catholic education.Let’s make it as everyone’s goal here at Assumption to increase each of the parishioner’s participation rate as a way of showing that each one is truly loving and generous in this parish. May God bless everyone and once again the church extends its heartfelt thanks!Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Community, 2640 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 792-1343 or visit www.abvmpasadena.org. Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community Newscenter_img Subscribe Make a comment More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Faith & Youth Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Community: Together In Mission 2014 Article and Photo courtesy of ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY CATHOLIC COMMUNITY Published on Friday, March 7, 2014 | 7:10 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

Bayonne Little League Major League Softball games of June 6

first_imgStop and Shop beat Control Services, 7-6. 4th seeded Stop and Shop defeated the top seeded Control Services to advance to the winner’s bracket final and send to the loser’s bracket in the double elimination postseason tournament. The Shoppers took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first when Jaleah Porch walked Kelly Hester singled, then they rode home on Jayden Bailey’s triple; Control came back with three runs in the bottom of the first to take a 3-2 lead Emma Flores and Samantha Boehm reached safely on base hits, while Maddie Ashe drew a free ticket to fill the sacks, Emma scored when Emily Matos reached first on a fielder’s choice, Maddie was forced home on a bases loaded walk and Emily scored on a ground out; Control took a 4-2 lead in the third with four bases on balls. Control extended the lead in the fourth to 5-2 when Sophia Milachouski drew a free pass, then rode home on Samantha’s base hit. Stop and Shop regained the lead in the fifth by scoring five runs with Kylie Skowronski getting the key hit. Control closed the gap to 7-6 in the home half of the sixth; with two out and a runner on first, Samantha and Maddie both got base hits to load, then Treacy Cena snared a line drive at third to preserve the victory. Kelly led Stop and Shop with two hits and Treacy also had a base hit, Olivia Weber picked up the win, striking out 11 batters. Olivia also had a base hit. Samantha had three hits for Control. CWV defeated FMBA, 15-5. CWV took advantage of several walks and made the most of four hits to advance to the winner’s bracket final and send FMBA to the loser’s bracket. Caitlin Gaetani threw a one-hitter and struck out eight Annie O’Neill lead CWV with a triple, while Isabella Coppola, Emilee Martin and Isabel McIntosh all had base hits for the Vets. Sydney Fogu had the only hit for FMBA.last_img read more

Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Towns Nominee: Harrisonburg, Virginia

first_imgOften hailed as one of the region’s top outdoors towns, Harrisonburg is smack dab in the heart of Virginia’s famed Shenandoah Valley.This college town — home to James Madison University — is also home to 51,000 residents and is a stone’s throw from George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.Mountain bikers flock to these forests for some of the best mountain biking in the Blue Ridge mountains. Not suprsinigly, JMU has a world-class mountain biking team, and some of the region’s top riders hail from Harrisonburg. The south fork of the Shenandoah River is a popular destination for tubing, kayaking, canoeing and fishing. When the mercury drops tourists and locals tend to head for the ski slopes of the Massanutten Resort. Year round, the biggest draw is nearby Shenandoah National Park, where hikers can explore the Appalachian Trail and hundreds of miles of additional singletrack leading to famous overlooks and vistas.Cudas_IB_0814_2DID YOU KNOW? Reddish Knob, located about one hour from Harrisonburg in the George Washington National Forest, is one of the highest points in Virginia. At 4,397 ft, the peak is a well-known destination for hikers and mountain bikers.Vote now at blueridgeoutdoors.com!last_img read more

United to Fight Transnational Threats

first_imgBy Geraldine Cook/Diálogo August 23, 2016 Transnational security threats keep South American countries active and vigilant. Among the agenda topics for the “South American Regional Countering Transnational Threats Seminar” were the challenges presented by international terrorism, transnational organized crime, and cyber-security. The seminar brought security and defense experts together along with about 100 officers from the armed forces of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Perú, the United States, and Uruguay. The seminar took place in Bogotá, Colombia, from August 9th-11th and was organized by the William J. Perry Center (WJPC) of the U.S. National Defense University and the Regional Center for Strategic Security Studies of the Colombian War College (ESDEGUE, for its Spanish acronym). Participants in the forum also discussed strategies and policies that could help counter security problems and the military’s role in the fight against criminal networks. “We need to figure out how to fight this battle together,” said Lieutenant General Joseph P. DiSalvo, Military Deputy Commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), during his opening remarks. Lt. Gen. DiSalvo said the fight against transnational threats requires new mechanisms for cooperating regionally and globally because criminal networks have expanded their geographic reach and penetrated a broader swath of businesses. They are now involved in at least 14 illegal activities, he noted, ranging from the trafficking of cocaine and people to illegal mining. These security threats, Lt. Gen. DiSalvo insisted, “bleed governments dry and undermine national security.” Common Security Problems It is crucial to analyze the transnational threats that affect South America in order to find ways they can be addressed jointly. “This is a setting in which we share lessons learned, best practices, where we can get a clearer picture of transnational problems by listening to the other nations,” said Major General Juan Carlos Salazar Salazar, director of ESDEGUE, when he spoke to Diálogo about the seminar’s importance. International unity against shared threats, added Maj. Gen. Salazar, will facilitate the fight against criminal organizations that benefit from “gray zones” in each nation’s legal norms in order to “wander” across borders. “The problem of transnational threats is a global problem,” retired Peruvian Army Brigadier General Augusto Álvarez Torres, an academic researcher on security issues, told Diálogo. “There is excellent international cooperation in fighting the threats, both in the academic part and in the preparation of operations. If we isolate ourselves from the rest of the world and try to resolve this problem on our own, we won’t be able to.” The Link to Terrorism The connection between criminal organizations and terrorism is evident in South America. “The problem of terrorism is an old problem, especially narco-terrorism. We must take the view that drug trafficking got involved with terrorism some time ago in Colombia, in Peru, in various countries of the continent,” said Marcus Reis, an attorney and specialist focused on organized crime in Brazil. Reis said a seed of cooperation has been planted that must continue to be cultivated so that any inconveniences generated by the topic of inter-agency cooperation and sovereignty can be resolved. This must be done, he added, because “not only is Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, or Uruguay threatened; the threat is continent-wide.” According to Major Moggar Frederes De Mattos from the military police of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, the joint work between national and international agencies is bearing positive fruit. “It’s a huge challenge because organized crime has the ability to mutate, to constantly transform itself, and this is a big problem for us, but we are on the right path.” The New Cyber Threat South America confronts a new security challenge in the field of cybernetics. The countries must develop security policies for cyberspace in order to counteract new activity in this area by criminal networks. “No country in the world or in the region can ignore what’s going on in cyberspace. Everything that occurs in cyberspace impacts individuals, communities, society, and the nation as a whole,” Boris Saavedra, WJPC associate professor of national security and defense issues, explained to Diálogo. To the extent that cyberspace is fertile terrain for terrorism, “the role of the armed forces is vital because [cyberspace] is war’s newest platform,” according to retired Colombian Army Colonel Jairo Andrés Cáceres García, a research fellow on cyber-war and military logistics at ESDEGUE. Col. Cáceres added that cyber-war is the new theater of operations, given that in cyberspace there are no laws or norms, and it is very hard to determine who the enemy is. He believes countries need cyber-soldiers and cyber-police to patrol the networks in search of the transmission of messages and the coordination of operations by illicit groups. After three days of analysis, those attending the regional seminar concluded that the best way to address these security problems is through joint, coordinated efforts. Retired Uruguayan Engineering Corps Colonel Ulises Prada, an academic researcher, said “this is a problem that threatens all of us equally, this crosses borders… These international criminals are constantly changing what they do, and what is happening today in Colombia can happen tomorrow in Uruguay; that’s why it’s important we stay up to date, keep in contact, and take advantage of each others’ experiences.” At the conclusion of the seminar, the officers from the armed forces and South American security experts pledged to carry back to their countries the initial invitation from Lt. Gen. DiSalvo. “We must work together, we must work better.”last_img read more

Rooney freekick saves mediocre England against Estonia

first_imgEngland laboured to victory over Estonia in Tallinn as Wayne Rooney’s late free-kick made it three wins out of three in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.Rooney curled his shot in from just outside the area 17 minutes from the end of a mediocre encounter to give England’s captain his 43rd goal for his country – six behind all-time record holder Sir Bobby Charlton.It rescued England as they struggled to break down the stubborn Estonians, who stood firm even after captain Ragnar Klavan had been sent off for a second yellow card three minutes into the second half.And it spared manager Roy Hodgson some awkward questions over the omission of Raheem Sterling after Liverpool’s teenager admitted he was tired following the 5-0 win against San Marino at Wembley.England monopolised possession but the lack of end product was alarming against opponents who were dogged but hardly an upgrade into the European elite after the stroll against San Marino on Thursday.Rooney’s winner, a rare touch of class, also lifted his own performance after the 28-year-old struggled to apply his usual high standards. Indeed he was in danger of being replaced by Rickie Lambert just before his decisive contribution. Hodgson was buoyant after his side maintained their 100% record against San Marino on ThursdayThe Manchester United captain had opportunities before and after his goal to move closer to history but his display was in keeping with England’s night – largely frustrating and salvaged only by a single moment.Hodgson used the diamond formation, as he had in the opening 2-0 win against Switzerland in Basel, but whereas there – with Sterling at its point – it looked effective, here it left England lacking in pace, creation and width. It was only when Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and the Liverpool youngster were introduced that England looked like getting behind the hosts.They can justifiably point to a job done, and nine points out of nine, but this largely uninspired fare did little to warm fans who turned out in plummeting temperatures in Tallinn. There should be few obstacles in England’s way on the route to Euro 2016  – the possibility of 10 wins remains a strong one – but it is to be hoped the level of excitement is greater than that witnessed here in a group not exactly sprinkled with stardust.After a minor scare in the opening seconds, England dominated the first period to such an extent that one point they enjoyed an 82% share of possession – the more telling statistic was that they did not muster a shot on target until the dying moments of the half.This had much to do with Rooney’s failure to accept chances, volleying over from Jack Wilshere’s pass and showing an uncharacteristic lack of control and sharpness in the area when given other opportunities.The visitors were looking for any advantage they could get and one arrived three minutes into the second half when Klavan departed after a cynical barge on Fabian Delph.Hodgson made two changes in quick succession just after the hour as Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sterling replaced Delph and Jordan Henderson. And Sterling was involved as England finally broke Estonia down after 73 minutes. He was fouled on the angle of the penalty area and Rooney weighed his options up carefully before curling in a low, right-foot effort from the set-piece.last_img read more

CAF Confed. Cup: Fiamenyo saves Hearts of Oak

first_imgAn 84th minute goal from substitute Gilbert Fiamenyo gave Accra Hearts a narrow advantage over Olympique de Ngor  at the Accra Sports Stadium in the CAF Confederation Cup.Accra Hearts of Oak fell behind to their Senegalese opponents via  a Robert Badiane goal in the 34th minute.They were poor in the first half and struggled to break down a well drilled opponent.Selasi Adjei struggled to get into spaces upfront, while star man, Shaun October struggled against the physical stature of his opponents,curtailing his runs down the left flank.Togolese front man Foovi Aguidi gave a quiet Accra Sports Stadium some hope with the equaliser in the 64th minute and unsurprisingly South African October was involved.Ngor goalkeeper,  Diallo dropped a free lock from October  leaving Foovi with the easiest of tasks to tap in the equaliser. Upping the pressure in the late stages of the game in search of a winner,Hearts were frustrated by a calm Ngor defence manned by captain Baye and Diop who gave little away as they tried to hold on for a draw. Ngor’s handwork was undone, however in the 84th minute when a ran from Mensah through their defence saw him lay the ball at the feet of Fiamenyo to give Hearts the advantage ahead of the second leg in a fortnight.last_img read more

Fast-moving Fire Destroys Little Silver Home

first_imgUPDATED STORYBy John BurtonPhotos by Scott LongfieldLITTLE SILVER — Carriage House Way is a narrow little street off of Silverside Avenue that the casual passerby might not even notice.But last Saturday, the street filled with emergency vehicles as a raging fire claimed a 120 year old house, the home of a family of six and two cats.Police and fire officials received a call about the fire at approximately 1:16 p.m. last Saturday Police Chief Daniel Shaffrey said.“When the first patrol arrived on the scene, it was going pretty good,” Shaffrey said on Monday. “It had already breached the house. It was external.”By that point, “It was a wall of flames,”he said.The home belonged to Joseph and Donna Loftus, who lived there with their four children, two of whom are college age and away at school.Firefighters from the local department were joined by members of the Long Branch, Oceanport, Fair Haven, Neptune, Wayside, West Long Branch departments, many of which were contacted because they had sufficiently tall aerial ladder trucks to reach the house’s upper floors, if needed, as they fought the blaze, according to Shaffrey.Also on hand, the chief said, were representatives of the Red Cross, the Monmouth County Fire Marshal; and Red Bank’s fire department which provided on-call assistance while the local department was occupied.According to the initial investigation, it appears that the fire started in the kitchen, located in the northeast front corner of the house, when lit candles ignited window curtains in the kitchen, which accelerated pretty quickly, Shaffrey said.Donna Loftus was home with two housekeepers at the time and they were making preparations for a party that evening, the chief said. One of the Loftus’s sons ran outside to all 911.The fire destroyed the home, Shaffrey said. “It was a total loss.”The age of the home and its style of construction contributed to the rapid spread of the fire and the extensive damage it caused, officials said.The home was a Queen Ann-style Victorian. said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon, a family friend who sold the family the home.Houses of that age relied on what Shaffrey called balloon frame construction which did not incorporate fire breaks to slow the spread of a fire. “Which would explain the rapid acceleration,” he said.Those in the house were able to escape unharmed, though the two family cats have not been found, Shaffrey said.One firefighter received burns for which he was treated and released, the chief said.On Monday fire department members and a demolition company were on site to go through the building extinguishing any remaining “hot spots,” Shaffrey said.“It looked like as nasty a house fire as you could get,” said Mayor Robert Neff Jr., who knows the family through their children and school activities. Neff arrived as the fire was being brought under control, standing on the front lawn with Joseph Loftus, as Loftus thanked the fire members and police for their hard work. “He was grateful,” Neff said, “and couldn’t have said nicer things about everyone.”“Now the work starts as they try to get back on their feet,” after losing all of their personal effects, Neff noted.To that end, Ozar-Diakon and the local PTO have commenced a campaign to assist the family, collecting gift cards.“Obviously, they are not without means, they have insurance,” Ozar-Diakon said, but noting, “when your house burns down, everything you own is inside of it,” such as ID’s, credit cards, check books, clothing. “I thought gift cards would be a really good stopgap for them,” she said.Ozar-Diakon also thought people may like to help the Loftuses with Christmas decorations. “Because they’re going to be in a rental somewhere,” she said. “Not a very nice thing to happen right before Christmas.”The family is currently staying with friends, Ozar-Diakon said. And they hope to find something permanent in Little Silver, according to Neff.“I think they’re a little a little bit in shock,” she said, “but they realize they have to get on with what’s in front of them now.”Anyone wishing to donate decorations or gift cards can contact Ozar-Diakon at her office, 112 East River Road, Rumson.last_img read more

RiverCenter Envisions Renewed Riverfront, Transit Village

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |RED BANK –At Red Bank RiverCenter’s third strategic planning meeting, municipal planning consultant Bill Fontana revealed a draft of a vision statement local business owners and stakeholders hope will secure a bright future for the borough’s downtown business district.The one-sheet statement identified six transformative strategies to help Red Bank thrive over the next decade, but came coupled with a warning.“I will tell you, that is a lot (of strategies),” said Fontana, the executive director of the Harrisburg-based Pennsylvania Downtown Center, a nonprofit organization that provides revitalization help to downtown districts across the nation.“There are not a ton of towns that can take six strategies and really be effective in implementing all of them. I think that is a bit of a concern and something we need to talk to the Red Bank RiverCenter about,” said Fontana to the several dozen stakeholders who attended the meeting held at the Two River Theater.Despite his caution, Fontana said all six strategies were valid options for the borough to capitalize on.They include:A Reimagined and Reinvigorated Riverfront: The strategy aims to build upon the borough’s historic connection to the Navesink River – as well as its proximity to the Jersey Shore – by providing greater access to year-round active and passive activities on the water, as well the lush green space along the river’s bank, including the development of boating sites, riverfront dining and living options, and water-based recreation.A Regional Center for the Arts and Creativity: With the Count Basie and Two River theaters garnering so much attention and further support provided by art galleries, performance venues and live music settings, the borough has become one of the state’s most notable artistic hubs and could serve as a more accessible destination for artists of all mediums to find a home.A Place for Unique Dining and Shopping Experiences: Diversity in retail and dining options is key for the borough, which could expand on its offering of the latest fashions, finest jewelry, the best in home decor and an already storied antique district to provide an even more unique and immersive shopping and dining experience.An NJ Transit Village: Utilizing its historic and architecturally significant train station and surrounding structures and capitalizing on its proximity to New York City, the borough’s central business district could create roadways that are more friendly to pedestrians, bicyclists, commuters and motorists, appealing to those in search of a more residential living experience.A Center for Health and Wellness in Central New Jersey: With Riverview Medical Center positioned nearby, the borough could seek commercial, retail and experiential opportunities for those in search of well-being and good health, transforming Red Bank into a regional epicenter for health and wellness.A Center for Financial Services: The borough’s location near major centers of trade and commerce, as well as the significant disposable income of residents and patrons from surrounding communities, make Red Bank a viable candidate to become a dynamic hub for banking and financial services.The strategies were derived from a series of surveys and questionnaires that helped gauge the local perception of the borough.Fontana revealed the results of those community outreach efforts at Red Bank RiverCenter’s (RRRC) Aug. 13 strategic planning meeting, findings he said informed the creation of this vision statement draft, and spoke to the organization’s wishes to make the borough a destination for experiences.“I think what Jim (Scavone) and the folks on the Red Bank RiverCenter board were interested in was this whole idea about making Red Bank a center for experiences, whether those are art experiences, theater experiences, concerts, street fairs, escape rooms. These are all tactics and things that will happen as a result of buying into the vision statement,” Fontana said.Fontana said a full-scale commitment to the vision statement from business owners, stakeholders, borough officials and government leaders is the only way it will come to fruition.“I will tell you, unequivocally, the things that keep communities from attaining their vision are always, always, always organizational issues. It is rarely a question of money, because if you have a good plan, people will fund your effort. But if you fight over things and don’t have your act together, there just aren’t enough resources anymore to support initiatives if everyone isn’t rowing in the same direction,” Fontana added.Fontana said he’s confident interested parties could work together toward this common goal, a sentiment shared by RRRC executive director James Scavone, who cited the recent partnership between his organization and the Borough of Red Bank.According to Scavone, the entities will work together to complete a study on the municipality’s alarming parking situation, which was identified via survey and focus group discussion as a potential pitfall that could derail the RRRC vision.“I think over the past year we’ve definitely seen a shift in the relationship between the RiverCenter and some members of the borough and, more recently with this study, it’s become even more apparent,” Scavone said. “I think we’re in the right moment in time for this partnership to take fuller form and help effect some of the changes we talked about tonight.”RRRC will hold its final strategic planning meeting Monday, Oct. 15 following a Sept. 24 parking study meeting at the Red Bank middle school.This article was first published in the Sept. 13 – 19, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Mallard’s Source for Sports Team of Week – U13 Selects

first_imgIt’s not every day a team from Nelson wins a silver medal at the B.C. Provincial B Cup. But that’s just what happened when the Nelson Selects shocked the tournament before losing out to Prince George 2-0 in the gold medal final of the U13 Boy’s Division last month in Powell River. The Selects joined the U18 Boys from Nelson Youth Soccer as medalists. The U18 Selects also won Silver.Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to add to the celebration with Team of the Week honours. The team includes, back row, L-R, assistant manager Damien Engelbrecht, Oscar Seagram, assistant coach Simon Lintz, Joey Timmermans, Akira Engelbrecht, Stryder Scott, Guus Lammers, Sam Barrett, coach Paul Dawson and manager Maya Engelbrecht. Middle, Andrew Falcone, Taylor Pritchard, Ben Woodward, Nigel Ziegler, team captain Quinn Dawson, Bryce Twible and Darian Johnson.Front, goalkeeper Parker Shaw-Lintz.last_img read more

Ice stay close but drop pair at BCMMHL Showcase Weekend

first_img“We were out shot badly but goalie Jason Mailhiot was outstanding for us.”Despite the poor start the game was scoreless until the second when Uy scored his first of two in the game.Greater Vancouver added to the lead with a pair in the third.Sunday, Kootenay once again got behind but this time rallied to cut the margin to 3-2 midway through the second period as Luke Madge and Garrett Patterson scored for the Ice.Kootenay came within a whisker of tying the game when a shot rattled off the crossbar.However, Sami Pharaon scored late in the frame to restore the two-goal advantage for Greater Vancouver.Solomon Burk was solid between the pipes for Kootenay.The Ice return to the ice at home base in Nelson for practice before taking to the road Saturday for a two-game set against the Thompson Blazers in Kamloops.The first home date for Kootenay is Saturday, October 18 against the Valley West Hawks at the NDCC Arena in Nelson. Kootenay Ice opened the BC Hockey Major Midget League season on a sour note falling twice during Showcase Weekend to Greater Vancouver Canadians in Richmond.Showcase Weekend, the first of two during the season, has all teams playing at one location, giving junior and college scouts a chance to view prospects.Kyle Uy scored twice for Greater Vancouver Saturday afternoon to lead the Canadians to a 3-0 victory.Sunday, five different players scored to lead the Canadians to a 5-2 win.“We had a poor first game . . . nervous kids possibly,” said Ice assistant coach Brian Jones.last_img read more